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University of Chicago Press

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  • On the Firelineby Matthew Desmond

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    In this rugged account of a rugged profession, Matthew Desmond explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, Desmond relates his experiences with intimate knowledge and native ease, adroitly balancing emotion with analysis and action with insight. On the Fireline shows... more...

  • Capitalism and Freedomby Milton Friedman

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 17.50

    Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the "hundred most influential books since the war" How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman provides the definitive statement of his immensely influential economic philosophy?one in which competitive... more...

  • A River Runs Through It and Other Stories, Twenty-fifth Anniversary Editionby Norman Maclean

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 12.00

    Just as Norman Maclean writes at the end of "A River Runs through It" that he is "haunted by waters," so have readers been haunted by his novella. A retired English professor who began writing fiction at the age of 70, Maclean produced what is now recognized as one of the classic American stories of the twentieth century. Originally published in 1976,... more...

  • Segregationby Carl H. Nightingale

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 21.00

    When we think of segregation, what often comes to mind is apartheid South Africa, or the American South in the age of Jim Crow?two societies fundamentally premised on the concept of the separation of the races. But as Carl H. Nightingale shows us in this magisterial history, segregation is everywhere, deforming cities and societies worldwide. Starting... more...

  • Currency Crisesby Paul Krugman

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    There is no universally accepted definition of a currency crisis, but most would agree that they all involve one key element: investors fleeing a currency en masse out of fear that it might be devalued, in turn fueling the very devaluation they anticipated. Although such crises?the Latin American debt crisis of the 1980s, the speculations on European... more...

  • Foreign Investment in American Telecommunicationsby J. Gregory Sidak

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 40.00

    Restrictions on foreign investment in U.S. telecommunications firms have harmed the interests of American consumers and investors, argues J. Gregory Sidak in this convincing study. Sidak shows why these restrictions, originally intended to protect America from the perils of wireless telegraphy by foreign agents, should be repealed. Basing his analysis... more...

  • A Brief History of the Spanish Languageby David A. Pharies

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    Spanish is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world and a language of ever-increasing importance in the United States. In what will likely become the introduction to the history of the Spanish language, David Pharies clearly and concisely charts the evolution of Spanish from its Indo-European roots to its present form. An internationally... more...

  • A Day for the Hunter, a Day for the Preyby Gage Averill

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    The history of Haiti throughout the twentieth century has been marked by oppression at the hands of colonial and dictatorial overlords. But set against this "day for the hunter" has been a "day for the prey," a history of resistance, and sometimes of triumph. With keen cultural and historical awareness, Gage Averill shows that Haiti's vibrant and... more...

  • A Handbook of Biological Illustrationby Frances W. Zweifel

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    This book is designed to help biologists who must create their own illustrations and artists who are confronted with unfamiliar biological subjects. The author, an experienced biological illustrator, gives practical instructions and advice on the consideration of size and of printing processes, choice of materials, methods for saving time and labor,... more...

  • A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accountsby Dale W. Jorgenson; J. Steven Landefeld; William D. Nordhaus; Conference on Research in Income and Wealth.

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    A New Architecture for the U.S. National Accounts brings together a distinguished group of contributors to initiate the development of a comprehensive and fully integrated set of United States national accounts. The purpose of the new architecture is not only to integrate the existing systems of accounts, but also to identify gaps and inconsistencies... more...